A pair of massive ormolu mounted porcelain vases, Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, period of Alexander II, (1855-1881)

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Each amphora-shaped body with an elongated neck, overall profusely moulded with scrolling biscuit strawberries, wild flowers, birds and butterflies against a pale lilac ground, enclosing two finely painted reserves of varying spring bouquets against bucolic backgrounds, resting on openwork spreading ormolu scroll foot, the foliate-capped scroll handles are connected by a similar ormolu rim, the foot of one with impressed signature of m. Morozov. (2)